Bug 205350 - R-packages fail when uninstalling
R-packages fail when uninstalling
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
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Reported: 2006-09-06 04:26 EDT by birger
Modified: 2008-05-06 12:18 EDT (History)
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Description birger 2006-09-06 04:26:41 EDT
Description of problem:
R-gnomeGUI, R-waveslim and R-wavethresh fail if they get dependency-uninstalled.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
R-vaweslim 1.5-3.fc5
R-wavethresh 2.2-3.fc5
R-gnomeGUI 2.1.0-5.fc5

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install R and these packages
2. yum uninstall R
Actual results:
When R uninstalls, it uninstalls R before uninstalling the other modules.
The post-processing of the 3 modules mentioned fails when R is gone, and they
don't get uninstalled.

Expected results:
When R has already been uninstalled these modules should not care that they
cannot run the post-processing.

Additional info:
I have to reinstall R, and then uninstall these modules before uninstalling R to
get them removed.
Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2006-09-06 10:49:43 EDT
Pretty sure this is an rpm failure, not R's fault. These packages Require: R
already. Pointing this to rpm.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2006-09-06 19:04:52 EDT
I did
    # yum instal R R-vaweslim R-wavethresh R-gnomeGUI

(which did not find R-waveslim or R-gnomeGUI, clearly a yum or repo config deficiency, not an rpm 

I tried
    # yum remove R
which discovered that R-wavethresh needed to be removed as well. Good! 
Unfortunatley yum chose to order the transaction as erase R, then R-wavethresh,
reproducing the reported problem, that scriptlets fail because R is already gone.

I then installed R and R-wavethresh using "yum install" and ran
    # rpm -e R R-wavethresh
which worked.

I repeated the "yum install" and did (note reversed args)
    # rpm -e R-wavethresh R
which worked.

All with rpm-4.4.7.

So its a yum, not an rpm problem.

UPSTREAM or back to yum, your call. The rpm in FC has not erasure ordering.

Comment 3 birger 2006-10-11 03:32:00 EDT
I just think that if R is already gone when R-wavethresh is uninstalling the
uninstall of R-wavethresh shouldn't fail. It seems wrong that it should refuse
to uninstall because it cannot deregister itself from a package that has already
been uninstalled.

So even if I think there is a bug in yum here, I still think the logic in the
wavethresh rpm is also wrong.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2006-10-12 04:22:03 EDT
You are correct that the issue(s) of erasure ordering
by yum (or rpm) could be avoided if the R-wavethresh
scriptlets were written differently (and more robustly).
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 01:25:35 EDT
User pnasrat@redhat.com's account has been closed
Comment 6 Panu Matilainen 2007-08-22 02:33:37 EDT
Reassigning to owner after bugzilla made a mess, sorry about the noise...
Comment 7 Panu Matilainen 2007-08-28 02:35:43 EDT
FC5 is EOL, but is this still an issue with later releases? There have been some
fixes for erasure ordering since then...
Comment 8 birger 2007-11-14 15:54:41 EST
I dont know, as I have changed employer and don't work on those packages anymore :-)

Sorry I can't be of much help on this bug anymore.
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:40:02 EDT
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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 12:18:19 EDT
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